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sjs
02-18-2008, 08:18 PM
hi,
i was trying out your new SD 2.5 in order to backup and simultaneously defragment to a new drive.

i have 3 folders created at the / root level. one starts with letter "/a..", "/h..", and "/x...".

the folder starting with "/a.." is a 30GB folder that i happened to want SD to copy last. this is because i didnt want to waste the valuable speedy outer tracks with junk data that i would soon be deleting anyway causing further fragmentation, especially when the OS should really go in that spot.

happily, i was surprised to see in the log that you somehow decided to copy over my large 30GB "/a.." temp folder last anyway-- despite copying the "/h.." and "/z.." folders earlier. so clearly you are not doing it in alphabetical order. have you already thought about this and have some algorithm that say, "copy large user generated folders that are at the root level last"? or was this just luck of the draw and it will vary each time?

and is there any way to force a set of files or just a folder to the end?
thank you

dnanian
02-18-2008, 08:24 PM
We do it in "date" order, per folder...

sjs
02-20-2008, 02:41 AM
gotcha, thanks